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Covid-19 Nepal: Ireland, Denmark provide medical aid via EU

Officials of the European Union hand over medical aid to Health Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang on behalf of Ireland and Denmark, in Kathmandu, on Friday, June 18, 2021. Photo: EU Delegation to Nepal

Kathmandu, June 18

Ireland and Denmark, two members of the European Union, have provided various medical machines and tools including ventilators and BiPAP machines to Nepal to support Nepal in its fight against the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The EU Delegation to Nepal says Ireland and Denmark are among 12 EU member states responding to Nepal’s appeal for assistance to deal with the pandemic threat that has had a terrible toll on the Nepali population in the past months.

Representative of the Honorary Consul to Ireland, Madalasha Shrestha, and the Honorary Consul to Denmark, Hari Dharel, joined by the EU Ambassador to Nepal, Nona Deprez, handed over the equipment to Health Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday morning. 

“It is important that we stand with the people of Nepal in their moment of need. The Irish Aid programme, managed in my department, is supporting the delivery costs of the donation, which has come from the Health Service and others, including the Nepal Ireland Society,” Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has been quoted in the statement.

Likewise, the Danish Ambassador to Nepal, Freddy Svane, said, “As foreign contributions are coming into Nepal for the relief of the Covid-19 crisis, it is a great pleasure to see the delivery of medical equipment provided by the Danish government arriving in Kathmandu today.”

Representative of the Honorary Consul to Ireland, Madalasha Shrestha, and the Honorary Consul to Denmark, Hari Dharel, joined by the EU Ambassador to Nepal, Nona Deprez, handed over the equipment to Health Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning. 

Details of the medical equipment and supplies provided by Ireland:

  • Oxygen concentrators: 72
  • BPAP air flow machines: 12
  • Ventilators: 44
  • Pulse oximeters: 400
  • Respiratory monitors: 50
  • Defibrillators: 50
  • Thermometers: 100
  • Oxygen regulators: 728
  • Air regulators: 398
  • Protective coveralls: 99,750
  • Face shields: 201,600
  • Surgical masks: 1,008,000

Details of the medical equipment and supplies provided by Denmark:

  • Ventilators: 26
  • Nasal oxygen cannulas: 50
  • Visors: 96,000
  • Isolation gowns: 96,000
  • FFP2 masks: 96,000

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